Monday, October 16, 2006

Questions Directed to CAIR

I recently viewed a news report featuring Mr Ahmed Bedier Tampa Florida's communications director for the Council on American Islam Relations, regarding President Bush's statements on the incident in Abu Ghraib prison, and I felt compelled to respond to it, publicly...In refusing to accept President Bush's apology for what is now known to be an isolated incident involving one national guard unit from Maryland and their involvement in a pornography scam, and Not an example of the widespread systematic abuses that were alleged. Mr Bedier stated: "But I think it's more of a strategic type situation...Because it doesn't look good or very um...I guess dignifying, um....for the President of the Superpower to maybe apologize to somebody lower, but um...I think it would actually benefit him...make him more humane." He then goes on to explain that it is an offense to Muslims Modesty, and conservativism. In my humble opinion, the true affront to Muslim modesty and conservativism has been, and is being perpetrated by an entirely different set of people. But we wont discuss that now. Later on in the story, Mr Bedier Hypothesizes "The increase in violence may have been a result of the abuses in Abu Ghraib" Well... allow me to retort . The increase in violence in Iraq had nothing to do with Abu Ghraib, rather, it is a result of the bombing of the Golden Mosque in Sammarra one of Iraq's holiest Shiite shrines. That is why there has been an increase in violence there. This Begs the question of Mr. Bedier communications director for the Council on American Islamic Relations in Tampa, What exactly is the motive for communicating these Opinions and Hypotheses?
CAIR has set itself up as the voice of Islam in the United States, but the communications only seem to go one way. While CAIR surely enjoys American Freedoms and Democratic values, I ask why they seek not to embrace, but instead to change them? Why do they not attempt to assimilate Muslims into the Culture, and the values and Traditions of American life, rather than condemning America and Americans in nearly every article and press release I have seen, or read from them... those that don't condemn Israel that is.
I would also like to ask: Why CAIR speaks in support of Terrorist organizations such such as Hezbollah and Hamas?
It has always served as an ally of the Hamas movement, engaging in blanket charges that American Muslims are the victims of wholesale repression, and that U.S. foreign policy is dictated by extreme Zionists. I suggest if if someone wants to see Real Muslim victimization by wholesale repression, they should visit an Islamic State such as Iran, or Sudan. Why not revisit Afghanistan under the Taliban, Or imagine Iraq should our mission there fail. Consider the tens of thousands dead at the hands of the Terrorists there, since the the Bombing of the Golden Mosque this February.
CAIR seems unwilling to to aid the in the fight against Terrorism, they don't propose meaningful political discussion or interfaith dialogue...instead, they stress "sensitivity" to "Muslim feelings." They complain about injuries allegedly done to Muslims, which must be recognized and apologized for before any dialogue takes place. When public figures Do apologize the apology is never accepted. CAIR's mission is a purely political one. CAIR has publicly proclaimed its support for terror against Israel, Here are some of the most infamous examples, CAIR co-founder Nihad Awad declared in 1996, "I am in support of the Hamas movement." As you know Hamas's Charter calls for the annihilation of the State of Israel. In November 1999, his colleague Omar Ahmad told an audience in Chicago: "Fighting for freedom, fighting for Islam, that is not suicide. They kill themselves for Islam." And of course His most famous quote is:"Islam isn't in America to be equal to any other faith but to become dominant. The Koran, should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on Earth." So we dare to ask: What exactly Is CAIR's Goal or should I say Mission in the United States?

CAIR chose to neither endorse, nor participate in the May 14, 2005 "Free Muslims March Against Terror " an event whose stated purpose was to:"send a message to the terrorists and extremists that their days are numbered" . . . "and to send a message to the people of the Middle East, the Muslim world and all people who seek freedom, democracy and peaceful coexistence that we support them." Why wasn't CAIR at the the forefront of this march? Why weren't Messrs Awad, Bedier, and Ahmad Keynote speakers, or even in attendance at this March? The Free Muslims March against terror represented the feelings of virtually All of My Muslim friends, Why didn't CAIR endorse this march if they claim to be the voice of Islam in America? Because the "Islam" they represent is the same one that Hamas and Hezbollah represents. The are the same. As we have seen they aren't afraid to actively oppose Israel, or the Patriot Act. Their ideals are much more closely aligned with those of Al Qaeda, than they are with the USA, and Western Civilization...They just just wear suits. Why do they not endorse marches in opposition of terrorism? That a question better left unasked.

No comments: